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10 Ways Women Can Climb the CRE Ladder

In Industry Newsby Bradford

Carving out a career in a traditionally male-dominated industry like commercial real estate can be a daunting proposition for women at the beginning of their careers. However, women can climb the CRE career ladder by capitalizing on their own strengths and creating a culture of inclusivity, according to panelists at the women’s breakfast during the annual BOMA International Conference & …

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Dallas-Fort Worth Industrial Market Leads the US in Construction and Leasing Activity

In Industry Newsby Bradford

Market Stat: Industrial Market in Dallas-Fort Worth Shows No Signs of Slowing Down Dallas-Fort Worth currently leads the nation in terms of industrial development, as the market currently has 29 million square feet of completed industrial space over the past 12 months, and there are no signs of slowing down. The Metroplex currently ranks above the Inland Empire market in …

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Merritt Industrial Sells Northgate Business Park IV To China-based Design, Engineering Firm

In Press Releasesby Bradford

DALLAS – Merritt Industrial Dallas LLC has sold the 58,193-sf Northgate Business Park IV to China-based AQS Corp. as part of an ongoing industrial disposition spearheaded by Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services. The buyer has snapped up a vacant two-story industrial flex project at 2010 Merritt Dr., Garland, for its second location in the U.S. The international design and engineering …

4 Property Management Trends for 2019

In Industry Newsby Bradford

From operating high-performance buildings to maximizing tenant occupancy, leading landlords, building and asset managers shared their insights. Smart buildings and data Amidst the growing market of smart sensors and systems promising everything from energy efficiency to improved tenant relationships in commercial buildings, one major point is often overlooked: smart technology in and of itself doesn’t make a building smart. The …

One-Quarter Of All U.S. Office Construction In The Past Decade Was In Texas

In Industry Newsby Bradford

Texas metropolitan areas have been leading the nation in office construction and have no reason to pump the brakes on future construction projects since demand only continues to grow, a new report from CoStar says. “The Texas miracle still has lots of steam,” CoStar Group Director of Market Analytics Paul Hendershot said. “We continue to be on top of the …

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Bradford Gives Back on Amazon Prime Day

In Bradford Buzzby Julie Santaularia

Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has had the privilege over the years to serve as advocates for nonprofit organizations. We have represented many agencies for more than a decade and spanning multiple transactions per agency. Bradford remains proud of their tradition of partnering with Not For Profit Agencies in their mission. Today is Amazon Prime Day, it is the annual …

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J&Y Cycles Wins Just-Listed Retail Property At Major Crossroads in Grand Prairie

In Press Releasesby Bradford

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – J&Y Cycles LLC has purchased an 8,510-sf retail building at a major intersection in the Great Southwest Industrial District as the new home for Pioneer Powersports. The 1.74-acre property is situated at 1290 W. Pioneer Parkway at a signalized intersection of President George Bush Turnpike/TX 161’s 6.5-mile extension through Grand Prairie. It is directly across the …

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Genuine Authority Calls for Brevity

In Bradford Buzzby Bradford

Earlier this week while touring a prospective commercial office leasing tenant and longtime friend, Dan Sampson, through one of my properties, he shared with me some good thoughts on the concept of authority. He said that when we have a great deal of experience in our chosen professions, we are able to speak to clients with authority. He shared a …

1031 Exchange Buyer Buys Fully Leased Office/Warehouse in Arlington

In Press Releasesby Bradford

ARLINGTON, Texas – A California-based 1031 exchange investor has acquired a 14,820-sf commercial real estate office/warehouse on two acres along one of the busiest arteries in southeast Arlington, snapping up a fully leased project with near-term rollover. The project, located at 1901 Southeast Parkway, boasts 208 feet of frontage and ample parking for tenants. The deal was completed in less …

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Bradford Women Breaking Barriers in CRE

In Bradford Buzzby Bradford

Recent headlines depict women as bumping into a ‘glass ceiling’ in their quest for corporate success.  Does this apply to women in commercial real estate also? The glass ceiling is described as a barrier “so subtle that it is transparent, yet so strong that it prevents women from moving up the corporate hierarchy.” From their vantage point on the corporate …

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Kids Have an Awesome Day at BRADFORD

In Bradford Buzzby Bradford

Bradford’s Take your Kids to Work Day last Friday was an action-packed day filled with lots of activities. Bradford encouraged their employees to invite the kids to join them at work to gain exposure to the workplace and see where mom or dad worked. An awesome day Coordinated by Miriam Dominguez, office manager, executive assistant, a fun-filled day was planned …

U.S. Economic Expansion Has Clear Runway to 2021, Says Wells Fargo Economist

In Industry Newsby Bradford

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The current U.S. economic expansion — 120 months and counting — is poised to become the longest in modern U.S. history come July. Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, says the runway is clear for additional growth until at least 2021 before the start of the next recession. The last time the U.S. economy expanded …

Hot Days Cool Treats

In Bradford Buzzby Bradford

The sounds of summer:  a string of jingly notes cutting through the sticky-hot air.  Mouths water.  Parents reach for their wallets.  Kids lace up their shoes and hit the pavement. The ice cream truck was coming. Does that fun end when we grow up?  What’s better on a hot day than a cool treat. How about an ice cream float …

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My First Year in Commercial Real Estate

In Bradford Buzzby Bradford

As many tenured agents and property managers can attest, the first year in commercial real estate can be grueling. Being prepared for what’s to come is your best bet for achieving success during your first year. Every workplace has a mix of skilled professionals covering the gamut of generations. Generation Xers grew up at the peak of the Cold War …

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Bradford Team Bags Three Renewals For Kennington Commercial Portfolio

In Press Releasesby Bradford

DALLAS — Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has scored a triple play, totaling 13,838 sf, in direct talks for three industrial flex properties in Carrollton. Securing the win for the landlord, Kennington Commercial, is Bradford’s leasing team of Brian Pafford, senior vice president and managing partner; Susan Singer, executive vice president; and Ryan Coretz, broker associate. The newly signed, long-term …

Fishing the Talent Pool

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Mentoring and training are some of the most important components in finding the next crop of Commercial Real Estate professionals. One firm dedicated to growing with young professionals is Dallas-based CORFAC member Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services.  President and CEO Kevin Santaularia, says his firm is committed to being a generational, “evergreen” company. To achieve this, he says, “there is …